Introduce us to your band!
Into the Unknown is an evolving rock band, that started out as just three members, Lucie on Vocals, Ryan on guitars, and Rupert on Bass and production. We are about to announce two new members of the band, a new guitarist and a new drummer.
How did you guys start out?
We started out when Rupert was producing a song for a pop singer and Ryan came into the studio to do the guitar session. The two hit it off, and Rupert asked Ryan if he’d like to record a cover song that Rupert had always fancied rocking up “Don’t Pay The Ferryman” by Chris DeBurgh.
Ryan then suggested Lucie as the vocalist because she was singing in a band with him at the time. The chemistry was obvious, and so more recordings, both covers and originals were undertaken, and soon the realisation hit that they had recorded half an album, so decided to become official and form the band.
Describe your band’s sound
It’s quite a diverse sound, at its heart its rock, but Lucie’s melodic vocals and the increasing orchestration of the music is creating a sound that many people have said is unique.
What influences your craft?
Firstly, we all influence each other, but we are also influenced by other bands, Rupert listens to symphonic rock and 80s rock, Lucie is into Pop and Musicals, and Ryan is a fan of the classics such as ACDC and Guns N Roses. Life is also an influence on what we do!
What makes your band different? Why should people listen to you?
We think we are different in that we are not trying to be someone else, or a clone of anyone else. We have had some great reviews (and some bad ones!) and people seem to like the fact that all our songs are different, but with a sound that is becoming recognisable as our own. People should listen just because it would be great if we then converted them into someone who would like to hear a little bit more of what we do.
When introducing people to your music, what song should I show them first? What is your quintessential track?
This is actually a hard question, because we all have different favourites, and we’ve discovered that almost everyone reacts differently to each track. The most popular track on Spotify appears to be Don’t Pay The Ferryman, but on YouTube its Breaking My Heart or Wrecking Ball.
What has been the biggest struggle in your career so far?
Putting the live line up together has been the biggest struggle, finding the right people who want to play our music, and fit in with the rest of us. Luckily it looks like it’s coming together now (although we are still looking for a keyboard player, so if anyone is interested, please drop us a line at the Facebook page, ITUUKVigilante)
What has been the biggest highlight in your career so far?
The highlight of the career so far has to be, without doubt the release of the debut album “Out of The Shadows”. The feeling of being able to go into any HMV store in the country and see the CD in the racking is awesome.
How bright is the future of your band – what are the plans?
There are big plans for 2019. We have just finished recording the second full album, “Breaking The Silence” so we are beginning to plan the release for later in the year, and we have been able to put the full line-up together now, so will be able to go out and do some full on live shows.
When all is said and done, how would you like to be remembered?
We’d all like to be remembered as a band with good enjoyable songs, that give people a good feeling after they’ve heard them.